Students still suffering developmental setbacks from lockdowns

by ian

As school wraps for the year, teachers say kids are still feeling the effects of COVID lockdowns.

In a recent survey by Education Week, a majority of teachers said their students are struggling with basic developmental skills. Ninety-four percent said their students have a hard time listening and following instructions, while 85% said kids have trouble sharing with their classmates.

Additionally, 77% reported students having a difficult time using classroom items like pencils and scissors. While lowered test scores are beginning to recover post-lockdown, experts have expressed concern that developmental and academic skills are still much lower than expected.

Experts are urging parents to work with their kids on these skills during the summer months as a result.